Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has claimed that fake news and rumors related to attacks and threats to migrant workers in the state were spread because of his statements to form a united opposition ahead of the 2024 general elections. He said that BJP members of North Indian states did this with bad intention.
New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief MK Stalin has claimed that fake news and rumors related to attacks and threats to migrant workers in the state were spread because of his statements to forge a united opposition platform ahead of the 2024 general elections.
Stalin said in a video message, ‘People from different states have been living in Tamil Nadu for the past several decades. In the last few years many people have come here for employment. These people do not have any problem in any part of the state.
He further said, ‘But some people made fake videos and spread false news. BJP members of North Indian states did this with bad intentions. You can understand the conspiracy behind those spreading fake news, if you notice this was done the very next day of my speaking about the need for a national level united alliance against the BJP.
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— MKStalin (@mkstalin) March 9, 2023
The Chief Minister said that after the spread of these fake news, I made inquiries and also spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. There is no such incident in Tamil Nadu. DGP gave clarification. Even the representatives of Bihar visited Tamil Nadu and returned with full satisfaction.
He further said, ‘Tamil Nadu is a state which is known for ‘Vandhorai wala Vaikum Tamil Nadu’ (i.e. whoever comes here, Tamil Nadu makes their life better). Tamils like unity and brotherhood.
Stalin said, ‘Those who hold lofty thoughts like ‘Pirapokkum Ella Virukkum’ (All men living in circumstances of birth are one), ‘Yadum Ure Yavaru Kalir’ (The whole universe is our place and everyone in this universe is our people) are), it is well known to the brothers of the northern state here.
It is known that on March 1, in a program organized on the occasion of his 70th birthday in Chennai, Stalin had said that defeating the BJP in 2024 should be the most important goal for all opposition parties.
During this, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Tejashwi Yadav and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah were present.
Just a day after this, the Tamil Nadu BJP had asked why Tejashwi Yadav was attending the event in support of Stalin, when 12 Bihari migrant workers were killed in the state. The tweet was later deleted and the claim that the workers were killed has been found to be false.
Recently, a video went viral on social media, in which a man can be seen verbally and physically abusing Hindi-speaking migrant laborers in a crowded train compartment.
In the video, the said person talks about the lack of job opportunities for natives of Tamil Nadu due to migration and punches and slaps the labourers. Railway Police has identified the accused and arrested him.
After this, misleading information started spreading regarding attacks on migrant laborers in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) Silendra Babu, while discussing with the DGP of Bihar, had said that no such violence is happening. On March 2, the DGP issued a statement denying these reports and said that there are no attacks on migrant laborers.
In this case, state BJP chief K.K. A case has been registered against Annamalai for spreading ‘false messages’. Apart from this, a case of ‘spreading false news’ was registered against Dainik Bhaskar and BJP spokesperson Prashant Patel Umrao in Uttar Pradesh.
The fourth case has been registered against Mohammad Tanveer of Tanveer Post Twitter handle. Not only this, Tamil Nadu Police has registered a case against Nupur Sharma, CEO and editor of right-wing website ‘OpIndia’, for ‘spreading false news’ about migrant workers in the state.
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